Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of 25 highway projects in the Jammu division on Wednesday, November 24. The primary function will be held in Doda, in which the foundation stone of the projects will be laid in the presence of Union Minister of State for Road and Transport VK Singh, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma.
Union Minister of State for Road, Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation, General Retd. VK Singh arrived in Jammu to finalize the preparations for Gadkari’s visit. During the visit, he also reviewed the ongoing works in Jammu and Kashmir under the Union Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, among other arrangements.
VK Singh, Principal Secretary, Road and Building Construction Department, Shailendra Kumar, Rohin Gupta, Regional Officer of National Highway Authority of India and Executive Director of NHIDCL, Riten Kumar Singh and officials of Border Roads Organization have received the present information of the ongoing construction work on various projects. Class information is given.
He inquired about the current work status on NH 144A, NH 244 besides the pace of work on Z Mor and Zojila Tunnel. Issues related to raising the status of national highways in the state were also discussed. On occasion, Principal Secretary, Road and Building Construction Department, Shailendra Kumar, urged the Union Minister to sanction additional projects for historical and cultural sites because of the immense potential of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor
Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.
The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.
The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.
The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.
JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu
Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.
The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.
The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.
The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.
Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested
Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.
The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.
On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.
Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.
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